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For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain‘s service and he will lie in state in both the nation‘s capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy, according to plans taking shape Sunday. McCain had long feuded with President […]

Replacing McCain in the Senate is political balancing act

By MELISSA DANIELS and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain‘s death in office has handed Arizona‘s governor an empty Senate seat to give out — and a difficult political puzzle to solve before he does. Arizona law requires only that Gov. Doug Ducey name a replacement who is a member of McCain‘s Republican party and who will […]

AP: States‘ follow-through mixed on sexual misconduct policy

AP: States‘ follow-through mixed on sexual misconduct policy

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press As the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct began snaring politicians, state legislatures across the country vowed to re-examine their policies to prevent harassment and beef up investigations into complaints of sexual wrongdoing. About half of all state legislative chambers have followed through with at least some sort of change to their sexual harassment policies, […]

Shooting at video game tournament: 3 dead including suspect

By RUSS BYNUM and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament that was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing two people and then fatally shooting himself in an attack that sent several others to hospitals, authorities said. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said authorities believe 24-year-old David Katz of […]

SUV crashes into utility pole in southeast Raleigh

SUV crashes into utility pole in southeast Raleigh

By Alfred Charles, Online Managing Editor — A stretch of Sunnybrook Road in southeast Raleigh was closed after an SUV crashed into a power pole early Friday, authorities said. The accident occurred on Sunnybrook Road between Middle Branch Road and Poole Road just as the morning commute was shifting into high gear. It was not immediately clear how the accident […]

Driver charged in Fayetteville crash that killed Ft. Bragg soldier

Driver charged in Fayetteville crash that killed Ft. Bragg soldier

— A driver has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a Fort Bragg soldier Friday morning. Fayetteville police said the motorcyclist was killed when his bike crashed into a pick-up truck shortly after 8 a.m. on South Reilly Road near the intersection of Cliffdale Road. The motorcycle rider, identified as Dustin J. Duncan, 21, of Fort Bragg, […]

UNC preps for rally

UNC preps for rally

By Jodi Leese Glusco, WRAL director of content — Campus police at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Friday that three people are now facing charges in connection with the damage done to a statue on campus that honored Confederate war veterans. Protesters pulled down Silent Sam on Monday night. About 300 people gathered at the […]